Bar Mitzvah Catering

Mazel Tov! Since you are reading this page, we want to congratulate you on hosting a Bar Mitzvah. Milestones like this happen once in your sons’s life and if you want it to be the most amazing event it can possibly be, hire a caterer who knows how to execute it perfectly…no second chances. That is the perfect reason to contact Corky’s Catering. We have been in this business for more than 40 years and know how to flawlessly perform Bar Mitzvahs. Leave it to our talented coordinators to orchestrate as much or as little of the event as you desire. We give customers the freedom to dance the horah and enjoy the Bar Mitzvah knowing we have taken care of everything.
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At the very least, we will make certain the catering is perfect…you can be sure of that. We are available to help you select the correct venue, source suppliers and coordinate flowers, linens, tables, chairs, cake, challah, bar service, photographer, and band for starters. We can even provide food for the morning Kiddush if you like.

Here is a small sample to give you a “taste” of what we have available for Bar Mitzvahs; hors d’oeuvres include Smoked Scottish Salmon on Yukon Gold Potato Pancakes, Vine Ripened Bruscetta and Hong Kong Chicken Wings. Entrees feature Pesto Chicken Breast with Risotto, Italian Beef au jus, Lemon Chicken, Fork Tender Beef Brisket and Chilean Sea Bass with Artichoke Gratin. We have a complete compliment of fresh salads, vegetarian dishes and of course a sumptuous sweet table to end the food service portion of the evening. A children’s menu is also available. As we said previously – we can do as much or as little of your Bar Mitzvah catering as you like depending upon your budget.

At your sons’s Bar Mitzvah, we want you to laugh, cry, and have the best time of your life. So take a look at out our downloadable menus and remember us for your next event. Contact us at (630) 396-3030 today or fill put our contact us form and we’ll get back to you right away!

How to Plan your Bar Mitzvah

Here are a few simple tips for planning out your Bar Mitzvah in Illinois.

Pick the date

Some requirements must be met before the celebration. It is essential to reach out to the synagogue before settling on a date. Furthermore, some synagogues will assign you a date, while others will allow you to pick the date.

Regardless, aim for a date close to the child’s birthday. Avoid holiday weekends and days when another child has their bar/bat mitzvah.

Design the budget

If you are hosting a large party, you should hire an event planner. They have the resources and experience to help you set a budget that meets your preferences without breaking the bank.

Your budget should cover entertainment, décor, catering, and optional organization such as venue and publicity. This depends on your preference, the number of guests, and your budget. The venue is optional because you can host the event in your family garden.

Get the child prepared

The child must be prepared to face the audience. Therefore, you need to devote some effort to tutoring the child. This includes polishing, reading, and blessings. You can also hold mini rehearsals in front of the family so the child can gain confidence.

It would be best to work on the child’s Tzedakah project; this can add significance to the Bar Mitzvah. Sample projects include volunteering in community services.

Settle the venue, vendors, menu, guest list, and decor

As the date draws closer, make, and confirm your bookings. Ensure the venue is available and the vendors are set to deliver. Make sure you have gone through the menu, and it works well with your invited guest.

Finally, make a décor arrangement. You should also send out invitations at this time. If these feel overwhelming, you can hire an event planner to handle some processes.

Of course, you can get help with these matters from our team at Corky’s Catering.

Plan your speech and the Candle Lighting Ceremony

It is customary that the parents and the celebrant say a few words. Parents can make their speech spontaneously, but it pays to have pointers to work with. Select those who will light candles during the candle lighting ceremony.

Have fun

A Bar Mitzvah is a time of celebration. Remember to stress a little and have lots of fun. Hiring an event planner can take away most of the stress and leave you only joy.

Work with Corky’s Catering For Your Private Events

Our team has had the opportunity to serve at corporate events at various event spaces around the Addison, IL, and Chicago area. We have had a chance to serve at Bat Mitzvah events, special event situations, private parties, office parties, company picnics, and more.

We understand that office parties, special occasion situations, and private parties are wonderful opportunities that help people to connect, catch up, and exchange ideas.

The right event space can host bachelorette parties and offer a comprehensive list of options that can meet your needs. We know that it is necessary to be present at the event space that works for you in the Chicago area.

Everything should come together from the entertainment, the catering, the bar, and a wide variety of other necessities in Addison, Illinois.

If you are looking for help with corporate events, catering for weddings, and general entertainment options for your special day, we can certainly help. Due to our extensive experience with Bat Mitzvah events, weddings, party services, celebration situations, and more at various locations, we know that we can certainly help you out.

We know that events help create great times for all involved when done in the right manner. Our team can help out at your special occasion with menus and beverages that make a difference. Call us today!

Bar Mitzvah Catering Checklist

The following services are available to help make your event special.

  • Food for your Kiddush
  • Bands or DJ’s
  • Tables, Chairs and Linens
  • Tents, Dance Floors
  • “Traditional” Entertainment
  • Floral Arrangements & Balloons
  • Photographers & Videographers
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Children’s Menu
  • Audio/Video Rental
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Special Effect Lighting & Lasers
  • Ice Sculptures
  • Themes and Concepts
  • Candies and Sweets

Contact Us

Are you planning on having something soon? No matter if you’re having an event next week or next year, fill out our easy contact form and we’ll get right back to you in 24 hours.

Download Menus

Corky’s makes parties memorable! Take a look at our amazing selection of menus to choose from. No matter if you’re planning a company picnic or a simple lunch, we have menus for any occasion.

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Douglas, Addison

... other than Thanksgiving dinners cooked by my mother and my wife, the food was the best.

– Douglas, Addison

Kim, Evergreen Park

We compared other companies and you offered the most for the best price. I love that the salads and tableware are included in the packages.

– Kim, Evergreen Park

Robby & Edith, Chicago

Best food in town!

– Robby & Edith, Chicago

Joy, Arlington Heights

(Our server), on a scale of 1 to 10 was a 12.

– Joy, Arlington Heights

Fred, Chicago

We find that catering is the only way to survive a party. I must say by far your food is the best...

– Fred, Chicago

Marcie, Hillside

I was thrilled with the food. The compliments are pouring in and I enjoyed myself!

– Marcie, Hillside

Nadine, Addison

Believe me when I say (our server), is a jewel!

– Nadine, Addison

Mary, Bensenville

Your staff did an excellent job with the food, bingo and children’s games!

– Mary, Bensenville

Bob, Chicago

It was an easy party, I had time to enjoy myself.

– Bob, Chicago

Maureen, Waukegan

Improve? ... you already do it all. Oh, maybe you can come clean our house before the party! Just kidding!

– Maureen, Waukegan

Lois, Oaklawn

You made it so easy! Your customer service is great and the food is yummy!

– Lois, Oaklawn

Peter, Chicago

The good food made the evening a success – thank you.

– Peter, Chicago

Jill, Wheeling

Why cook? Corky’s did it all!

– Jill, Wheeling

Connie, Addison

I heard nothing but raves and compliments on the food and our servers.

– Connie, Addison


The Driver Was On Time, Friendly And Helpful. It Was Great That He Explained All The Food, So We Wouldn’t Have Any Problems. Everything Was Hot And Delicious. We Had Enough To Serve The Additional Team Members That Attended. Corky’s Helped Make Our Team Meeting A Huge Success.

– Susan